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|22||In the data of the Type II U-boats the number of torpedoes carried is said to have been six (6).||The supply of torpedos on the type II A,B,C and D was five (5).|
|101||In the chapter "ROCKETS AND MISSILES" we read about "Korvettenkapitän Fritz Steinhoff commanding officer of U-551"||This is a triple mistake;|
1) In May of 1942 Fritz Steinhoff was a Kapitänleutnant
2) The commander officer of U-551 type VIIC is Kapitänleutnant Karl Schrott
3) The U-boat of this launch is U-511 type IXC.
|135||"The youngest commanding officer was [...] Hans-Georg Hess who took command just a few months after his twenty-first birthday."||The youngest commander was Leutnant zur See Ludwig-Ferdinand von Friedeburg. Please see our FAQ on this topic.|
|142||The very highest combat decoration was the Oakleaves with Swords and Diamonds to the Knight´s Cross of Iron Cross.||The very highest combat decoration was Knight's Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords & Diamonds that was given to the Stuka pilot Hans Ulrich Rudel on 1 January 1945. Note that the Golden Oakleaves were awarded once during the entire war, the decoration being instituted in answer to Rudel's continuing feats of unprecedented heroism.|